Tanner Jansen leads with 20 kills, 11 digs and 4 blocks on Senior Night.
Alex Slaught had 14 kills to lead the Trojans
2015: Coming off a stellar rookie campaign, Benesh returns as a starting middle blocker as a sophomore in 2015 ... He is a 2015 Off The Block pre-season All-American second teamer ...
2014: Benesh started all 26 matches in which he appeared as a first-year freshman middle blocker in 2014 ... Overall, he led USC's regulars in hitting percentage (.443, just shy of the rally scoring era school record of .446) and blocks (91), and he also had 190 kills (third on USC) and 60 digs ... He was fifth nationally in hitting percentage (.443, second in MPSF) ... He had double kill figures 5 times, hit .500-plus 14 times and had 5-plus blocks 7 times ... His .789 hitting percentage versus UC Irvine and his 10 blocks vs. US Santa Barbara were 2014 USC match highs (the hitting mark was also tops in the MPSF in 2014) ... He made the 2014 Off The Block Freshman All-American team and All-MPSF honorable mention, as well as the MPSF All-Freshman team ... He was named the Off The Block Co-National Freshman of the Week for his home performance against No. 7 UC Irvine (career-high 15 kills while hitting .789) and No. 3 Pepperdine (9 kills while hitting .444) ...
HIGH SCHOOL: He made the 2013 AVCA High School Senior All-American first team, Volleyball Magazine All-American first team, Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list, South Bay Daily Breeze All-Area first team and All-Bay League first team as a senior at Palos Verdes High in Palos Verdes Estates (Calif.) ... He had 360 kills and 74 blocks in 2013 ... As a junior, he earned 2012 All-Bay League first team and South Bay Daily Breeze All-Area second team honors ...
PERSONAL: He was a member of the U.S. Men's Junior National Team that won a bronze medal at the 2014 NORCECA Men's U21 Continental Championship in El Salvador ... He won a silver medal at the 2013 AAU Junior Beach National Championships ... He was a member of the 2012 USA Youth National Training team and the USA Youth A1 Beach National Training team ... His Southern California Volleyball Club squad won the 17 gold medal at the 2012 USA Junior National Championship and he made the 17 Open All-Tournament team ... He also made the All-Tournament team at the 2012 USA High Performance Championship International Division ... He is a human biology major at USC with a B+ average (3.39 GPA) ... Birthdate is March 14, 1995.
Career single-match highs: 15 kills (UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara, 2014), 6 digs (Cal State Northridge and Long Beach State, 2014), 10 blocks (UC Santa Barbara, 2014)